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following the wiki leaks. president uses the whistleblower. for seven years. faces possible extradition. allegations of. conspiring with fellow whistleblower. freedom of speech say the charges are now. coming up on the program french made weapons made. against civilians in yemen according to leaks reportedly from french intelligence.
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and environmentalist's attempt to disrupt. the headquarters of oil giant shell of climate change. in the u.k. . if your house was on fire and you were asleep i would kick your door. to claim. absolutely the truth you want. you're just you're justifying. from our international news center in moscow. a warm welcome to the program o'neil let's start off first in ecuador's capital where protesters clashed with police
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following the arrest of wiki leaks julian assange in london last week. the protesters are claiming president sold it to the united states but i noticed currency in washington where he's accused the whistleblower. wouldn't dating the ecuadorian embassy and he suspended us citizenship last week and terminated his. to the arrest of the extremely in national in the embassy. convicted if we go back by a british court of breaching bail in two thousand and twelve he also faces possible extradition to the us after being charged there with conspiracy to government computer but civil rights groups say some of the charges are based on actions that any journalist might take. years for the freedom of the press.
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what message does it send to the world that's the concern shared by the american civil liberties union the very body set up to defend civil freedoms in the united states the indictment is troubling nonetheless it characterizes as part of a criminal conspiracy journalist to get d.v.d.'s that are not just lawful but essential to press freedom now much of the indictment focuses on hacking and conspiring with chelsea manning however it's this bit that has everyone talking. it was part of the conspiracy that assigns a man into commercials to conceal men and as the source of the disclosure of classified records to weaken leaks including by removing the user names from the disclosed information and delete in chat logs between man and the songe so trying to protect the identities of anonymous linkers and whistleblowers is now considered to be illegal well if that's the case american mainstream media should be in huge trouble intelligence sources tell and b.c. news the source tells n.b.c.
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news law enforcement and democratic sources telling c.n.n. that in a five sources two sources with links to the counter intelligence community according to anonymous washington post source take this article from the washington post. the washington post has obtained transcripts of two conversations president trump had with foreign leaders one with mexican president enrique pena nieto i don't know that with australian prime minister malcolm turnbull the transcripts were prepared by the white house but have not been released the post is publishing reproductions rather than original documents in order to protect sources so time to bring in the department of justice it's a criminal conspiracy to cover up the leaker right or take this one this one turned out to not actually be true it looks like somebody in the government is actually spreading disinformation who could that be well c.n.n. is protecting its source we have
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a not anonymous sources we protect that for real reasons so the information that is important to the public through can get out of hand and sends donald trump has taken office hollywood has decided to celebrate the who wrote press the challenge the nixon administration back during the vietnam war. do you have the papers. at the time so seven thousand pages detailing how the white house has been lying about the vietnam war for thirty years. i'm talking about exposing years of government secrets is that legal what is it you think we do here for a living so if you follow the logic of the indictment tom hanks character is not a heroic journalist at all in fact he's a criminal and that points to another big question a number of voices have spoken up and said that it's ok to persecute and punish julian assange because quote he is not a real journalist but here's the thing the first amendment protects everyone whether you're labeled as a real journalist or not this is how the courts have explained it in the past as
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the supreme court has accurately warned a first amendment distinction between the institutional press on the speakers is unworkable the ninth circuit really believe that the world has changed and that everybody should be entitled to personal interactions so i do that of course julian assange to. protect in fact that he's hiding that means he's protecting his source that's what journalists do he's a publisher. leaks is an organization that publishes truthful classified information that's in the public interest and under that definition he's definitely a journalist so at this point the u.s. department of justice is telling us that julian assange may have done a bad thing by trying to hack into top secret government files well nobody disputes that but the bigger issue may be what he actually was able to reveal wiki leaks made public a lot of information that angered powerful people and it seems that now they want him to pay up and r.t.
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new york. today is going on the ground here on the former pink floyd frontman roger waters hit so it's at the u.k. for not opposing moves to extradite. what they're trying to do trump and the rest of them and to raise them a is they're trying to frighten would be truly innocent is who may provide this incredibly important service for the rest of us in society in the future that trying to scare them off so they won't do it somebody like julian as sarge willy nilly will be a progressive think thoughts why he chose to do the job that he chose to do they are killing his son do you see him when he came out of the embassy he's been living he hasn't seen hardly seeing daylight for six years having committed no
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crime he may very well end up dead that is why the british people he calls them as he was taken by those special branch offices into that van and driven away he called upon the people of great britain to resist i watched on the t.v. they resist them and they should there should be a general strike in england to prevent him being extradited. to moving all night french made weapons may have been used during the saudi led coalition's incursion into yemen that's according to leaks said to be from french intelligence they were made public by investigative website disclose which also saves the weapons may have been used against civilians on for other war crimes to. it demonstrates that hundreds of thousands of civilians live under the threat of these arms and provides information that allows us to demonstrate that some of these
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weapons may have been used to commit war crimes the french government is today aware of the risk of this well in light of the revelations honestly internationals called on france to suspend arms sales to saudi arabia president micron's government though hers staunchly defended the sale started playing their role in the conflict picking up a story short didn't. france has long been criticized for supplying weapons to saudi arabia human rights charity said time and time again told the government that those weapons are being used to bomb schools hospitals and other civilian targets exacerbating the crisis in yemen a war that's left thousands dead and pushed millions to the brink of starvation the u.n. has even called what's happening in yemen the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
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but france has always hit back saying the weapons that it sells to saudi arabia only used defensively to defer attacks by the theses i'm not aware that french weapons have been used directly in yemen except that now appears to be contradicted by a classified note by the french military intelligence service uncovered following an investigation by a media outlet called disclose it reveals french weapons sold to saudi arabia and the united arab emirates are being used in the war in yemen but when pressed again
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in light of this new evidence the government's once again offered denials to our knowledge the french weapons available to the members of the coalition are mostly in a defensive position outside yemeni territory or on call issued rights of way but not on the front line and we are not aware of any civilian casualties resulting from their use in the yemeni theater france is not among the league. arms suppliers of countries in gauged in yemen but that's hard to swallow given that this classified note was apparently provided to the french government in october twenty eighth jean it showed forty eight seas our artillery guns were being used along the saudi yemen border that tanks sold to u.a.e. are in action as to fight it jets while missile guiding technology may have been deployed.
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in. france's military agency note actually goes even further to friendships are serving in the blockade of yemeni ports directly leading to food and medical shortages that means that women and children can't access the food that they need nor medicines if they've been attacked now last year president mccone dismissed pressure to halt arms sales to riyadh after it was implicated in the murder of journalist jamal khashoggi. st it's pure demagoguery to say stop selling weapons they have nothing to do with mr
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has to not confuse these things but it is interesting to hear before knowing the facts say we will not sell more weapons already so more than france through the joint ventures they have arms sales to saudi all big business for france between two thousand and eight and two thousand and seventeen it was the second biggest purchaser of french arms with deals totaling more than eleven. billion euros meanwhile mark owen has talked about the ongoing crisis in yemen his country even hosted a humanitarian conference to discuss the issue but for many so far it's been all talk and little action as pockets continue to be lined all why the people of yemen face one of the world's most desperate plight. so it's even ski marty harris reaction to this story has been director french m.p. that we spoke to went as far as to say partisan is complicit in the civilian deaths
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sun has violated international law by supporting the saudi led bombing campaign. continued even to france continues to surprise weapons to the saudi led coalition to them the coalition uses them as it wishes on one hand we cannot be sure how these weapons are used but on the other hand we could be sure of one third of them thirty percent of coalition attacks a direct to the great civilian targets. since we supply weapons that are being used in coalition strikes we help them to deliver these strikes against civilian targets in other words we are violating the rules of international role and one of. the fronts remains in shock now prince iconic not turned down if a drone parlous was gutted by a devastating fire this week after a fifteen hour bottle to put out the blaze this was the sing they got the world
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heritage site at drone footage of a new agency replace shows where the fire tore through its eight hundred and fifty year old with and eventually brought down its famous spire an investigation is still looking into the calls experts survey that damage many precious artifacts were saved from the historic building which is undergoing restoration work at the time many world leaders companies have expressed their sadness on also willingness to help in the rebuilding process.
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sixty minutes into the program we're back with more news right after this. montes holiday the international memorial awards twenty nineteen are now open for entries. media professionals are eligible whether you are a freelance journalist work for all terms of media or part of a global news conference to participate send us your published works and video. go to award dot com and enter now.
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you know world a big part of the law and conspiracy it's time to wait to dig deeper to hit the stories that made stream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smart we need to stop slamming the door. and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now we're watching closely watching the hawks. ok we're back with a developing story the u.s. has announced it has lifted a ban on lawsuits being taken against foreign companies in cuba it's a decision to kind of a major impact on the e.u.
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cuba's biggest trading partner and out a time when transatlantic tensions have been rising our europe correspondent breaks down the story. we're talking about cuba's tourism industry the tobacco industry as well as distilleries on the island all of benefited from large scale foreign investment and all could be subject of lawsuits the european union issued a letter from their top foreign policy person federica mockery and leading you commissioner on trade that's a letter to mike pompei o the u.s. secretary of state saying you follow through with this you courts will be looking at where they can punish u.s. businesses the e.u. will be obliged to use all means at its disposal including corporation with other international partners to protect its interests this could trigger solved if you don't cycle of claims that will impair the business climate without bringing justice to holders of claims or impacting the situation cuba in any positive way
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now the particular piece of legislation dates back to nine hundred ninety six every president since bill clinton signed it into being has suspended one particular part of it to avoid a flurry of lawsuits from those who claim rights to property that was seized during the cuban revolution in one nine hundred fifty nine and its aftermath brussels is not happy about this. extraterritorial application of the u.s. embargo is illegal it's contrary to international law i also personally consider it immoral we believe that this will harm us all that it will be self-defeating obviously this will create even more confusion more deterrence more confusion for foreign investments so why not just extend it no voyde all of these problems the reason for that is this has absolutely nothing to do with trade this threat of a tsunami of lawsuits against cuba is really intended to put pressure on her to
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walk away from nicolas maduro in venezuela in the u.s. secretary of state in fact being quite transfer. that is the reason that they're plying this pressure to watch the political and diplomatic noose tightening around but. we will begin to do the same thing the cubans must understand too that there will be a cost associated with their continued support of nicholas berg we are seeing is donald trump living up to threats that he made that he wasn't afraid of a trade war and he will use trade as a stake when in order to beat those that aren't doing what he would like to see he would like them to do a trade war though a transatlantic trade war that benefits nobody in the long run it will be something that both sides you would hope would be looking to avoid well we heard from a lot of america expert and spanish history professor who told us washington's move could backfire it's not not legal according to luke international law and now. why in the in the first instance in ninety six. when government decided to introduce is
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this way. it had to real. hard to mar was not going to be to be a part of the european union act we've taken to third world you two you know. organization with the big power of these. united states it was an it was a war the question of course is why now. things. could be part of the problems while the united states because certainly it will lose. if they take it to a lawsuit in international court. anger in london today environmental group extinction rebellion attempted to disrupt the city's real lines that is after more than three hundred activists were arrested over
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a series of protests to really cause traffic chaos in the british capital. really just a snippet of the crowd since monday thousands of taking part in court and its protest sites in the city demanding action over climate change some also vented their anger at the london headquarters of oil giant shell smashing windows on a spring graffiti on the walls want to number of the protesters to see. my grandchildren i want everybody. to be able to grow up to safely we are demanding that the government tell the truth. and they must. know what they're doing is criminal all the governments across the world are part of this and they are letting us down i. know you care system is down i know we all have to stop this.
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the demonstrations are part of a global campaign organized as we say british climate group extinction rebellion which was formed last year the movement of governments reduce carbon emissions to zero by twenty twenty five progress should be monitored by a public group to achieve its goals extension rebellion promotes civil disobedience staged rallies and more than thirty countries to date. demonstration by them on monday taking place not in london though but in berlin. how did you know. we have demonstrated long enough we have the right and must now use the means of civil disobedience stem to rebel. leadership of climate change has placed activists on teacher tenure jones. walker
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a political commentator and new york observer a columnist in opposing corners. what these people believe that just because they think their rights that anything that they do a small really justify that is an extremely dangerous i think stream the own democratic positions of. making a point by make by not harming anybody that's all no life is harmed or threatened anything we do and we sometimes we do commit criminal damage and we do that to draw attention because nobody is listening to the terrifying severity of the of the evidence the relevance of what we're talking about the idea that people do not believe in manmade global warming in this country is nonsense we've got ultra low emissions i would just been launched in london that's a fact diesel calls we've got a lot until tax which means that you have to recycle everything on less you want to pay a hundred dollars a tall and this is classic denial what's that got to what none of those things are anything to do with climate change ok or the or the collapse of. biodiversity in
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the world they've got nothing to do it so you're just distracting from what is a terrifying prospect and climate change is going to get worse and worse and worse all of the scientists that have given predictions the world's going to end in five ten fifteen years all of those deadlines have passed and so they say well i just want to show you that what's going on because i've had the most of the i.p.c.c. predictions going back if you look back at what they said what happened they were massive underestimate especially if you look at things like the the decline of arctic ice they massively underestimate what has happened i mean. bet you if your dad's as a result of climate change by sixty five. then i will pay fuel for you give me it's not if you're still alive when you claim your pension when you'll still if you'll still live long enough to claim your pension then you've got to give me the in top add said if you also come for that you're going to be dead by retirement age will you take that bad ok you're on about is all for now but remember for a run up to the moment developments are twitter page. coverage stay closed not to
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we're learning new details about the killing of an. employee who was murdered on the job saturday evening police say they have the man who did it the sheriff's office says he goes by the nickname. twenty one year old james rhodes is charged with the murder of twenty year old. forty. then she collapsed. twenty minutes before she. reaches for the.

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